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posted. >>> we turn now to another celebrity story, sort of. staying in full character, comedian stephen colbert testified as an expert witness on capitol hill now the star brought his own version of truthness. colbert mocked those who claim that immigrants are taking away jobs from americans and here is his full testimony. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congressman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw the tension to this important complicated issue and i certainly hope my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. as we've heard this morning, america's farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. now, the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans have already started. unfortunately, my gastrointurologist has informed me in no uncertain terms that they
have your producer inside the courthouse. >>> crowded cameras and reporters flanked stephen colbert heading into congress this morning but one lawmaker did not think that was so appropriate and actually asked the tv personality to leave. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> happy to do so. i'm only here at your invitation. >> nbc news correspondent luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, if nothing else, colbert is definitely bringing to our attention this issue that touches on a lot of things of concern to a lot of americans right now, immigration, jobs, and our food. >> right. stephen colbert testified before a subcommittee about immigration. he was talking about the plate of a lot of undocumented farm workers in the country, a lot of the folks that pick the apples and oranges that we use every day of our lives. what he was trying to get to, quote, migrant workers suffer have no right. he was a little comedic but he was also serious. take a listen. >> i've got to ask why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ag job
saying. >> not in this case. i'm a little biased because cuomo is a great guy. >>> has stephen colbert delivered his last joke on capitol hill? testimony from the comedian may have banned him from life. >>> a day after her first gubernatorial debate, meg whitman confronts a political firestorm after allegations she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant. first we're bracing for severe weather. here is bill karins with the latest. >> as advertised, a rough morning commute. already have flash flood warnings around d.c. tornado watch from philadelphia southward. new york city not looking pretty. this picture behind me in times square shows it. heavy in and tropical downpours in the city. there's a look at times square. only going to get worse as we go through out the day. this is a 24-hour event. the storm system is located in the carolinas and all of the moisture is coming straight up like this. it's going to rush all the way through the heavy populated areas especially from new york city south wards down through d.c. i mentioned the tornado watch. we do have a tornado warning just sout
. overall home sales are now shaping up to be just as dismal as last year. >>> comedy central host stephen colbert heads to capitol hill to testify before a house committee on illegal immigrant farm workers. colbert is considered an expert witness as spending a day on a farm as a picker. >>> and a glitch that kept an earth-bound capsule from docking is being figured out. the capsule will land back on earth tomorrow. >>> coming up later, underwraps. a compelling look at what it means to be muslim in america. >> our correspondent goes undercover to find out firsthand how women of islam are treated in this country. >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be right back. switch to tide free & gentle. no other free detergent is milder on skin. and unlike the leading free detergent, tide free & gentle removes more residue from dirt, food, and stains. so you can be confident about every outfit you put her in, even the ones she chooses. tide free & gentle. style is an option. clean is not. also try new tide free in-wash booster. the more you spend, the bigger the b
stunt captured the heart of working americans all over was in court today. >> stephen slater used a few choice words before he pulled the string and escaped down the plane's emergency exit chute. today he appeared in court for a brief hearing on criminal mischief charges. attorneys on both sides say a plea deal is in the works. that deal could get him community service instead of jail time. jetblue suspended him after the incident. he has since then been fired. >>> michaele salahi is denying reports that she is going to bare it all for "playboy." tmz said the 44-year-old was supposed to pose for the magazine. a spokesperson for the salahis said that is a rumor. she is auctioning the red and gold sari style she wore to president obama's state dinner. >>> taking advantage of the unemployed. with so many people desperate for work, new scams are around. for those who do their job search online are at risk. >> what if you could pay a fee and drive as fast as you want to drive? one politician wants to make that legal. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of o
on stephen strasburg's surgery. we'll be right back after this break. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. >>> apparently your hair could give you a heads up about a heart attack. your locks contain a hormone called cortisone. it's a marker for chronic stress. levels of the hormone measured in urine and blood on
in the bathtub and look at the looking glass and talking about stephen colbert. colbert, the arch conservative commentator. is he conservative? i don't know. the irony is lost on me. he is testifying today before all things, the house subcommittee on immigration. turns out colbert is part of a united farm worker of america called take back our jobs. he wants americans to fill in the jobs that are now taken by illegal immigrants. and to that effect, he went picking beans and packing corn recently in a farm in new york. here's what he had to say on the show about his appearance. >> it's true, i do have a character, but rest assured i will not be addressing congress as my chinese persona ching-chond ding dong. i love tea. >> back to you on the white house. >> all right. >> in all seriousness, i really hope that he isn't testifying in character. it sort of talk about tucker taking congress down a road that is a slippery slope. we will await to see. >> he may want to treat congress as joke. unclear why congress would want to treat itself as a joke. anyway. >>> with prescription drug abuse spiraling
report. it's time for our sunday group. stephen hayes, "the weekly standard." mara liasson of national public radio. fox news digital politics editor, chris stirewalt, a panel first-timer. and juan williams, also from national public radio. so, as we've been saying, the president is going to announce something of a new economic plan this week, apparently focussing on tax cuts for business. steve, is it more about politics, or the economy and how much do you think it will actually help democrats in november? >> it's far more about politics. i think the white house feels like it needs to have something to campaign on, something to give vulnerable congressional democrats to run on. so this is what they settled on. i think it's far too late to have much effect on the economy, so they hope to be making a political argument. but what was most interesting i thought in your interview with tim kaine if i heard him correctly he said there have been eight tax cuts targeted to small businesses and he says we need a ninth. the white house saying we need a ninth, because this one is going to work wh
was a senior writer for "national journal," and others. welcome, stephen. [applause] i met her in the ladies' room which is how all good meetings began. she is the founder of "campaign solutions." she was the first or raise money on the internet for political campaign. she has raised money -- more money than any other company, and she has helped the john campaign campaign making about $100 million online. [applause] and the walter is the new political director at abc news and she also provides on-air analysis for abc news programs. she had a background at the national journal and the senior editor of a rap -- she had a reputation as a tough handicapper. [applause] nate silver is the founder of 538.com, winning the award for best political coverage on line, and he has been made one of time magazine's 100 most influential people, and has been called a scratch see psyche -- scratch sheet psychic. welcome. but mr. with something that david axelrod said. it said that there is a crime of court pathology in washington, which is why he looks forward to decamping in chicago. what -- how you deal with
this bill that gives people opportunity. >> my name is stephen neal. i would like to think the president for the stimulus package as well as this bill. the stimulus bill helped my business maintain. had it not been for that, my business would not survive. now i have the opportunity to borrow money at a reasonable rate. i am very grateful that this bill came about and is done. >> i am in trucking retail and school buses. >> i am a small-business owner in silver spring, maryland. again, i would like to say thank you to the president and the administration because this bill is momentous. i will be hiring 20 or 22 individuals from all walks of life. these tax cuts will definitely benefit my company. we have been very fortunate to hire about 20 individuals over the summer and we hope to retain most of those individuals. obviously, this bill is making a huge difference to me as a professional business owner, as a much your -- as a mother, and to the employees i higher. >> i am out of columbia, maryland. we are a start up firm working in the intelligence community. with the passage of this bill
for signing this bill that gives people opportunity. >> my name is stephen neal, here locally. i would like to thank the president for the stimulus package and this bill. the stimulus bill helped my business maintained through the winter months. i had the opportunity to borrow money at a reasonable rate and it gives me an opportunity. i am very thankful that this bill came about and it is done. thank you. i am interrupting retail as well as lease and rental. i sell school buses as well. >> good afternoon. i am a small business owner in maryland. and again, i would like to say thank you to the president and the obama administration because this is a momentous. i will be hiring may be 22 individuals and they are from all walks of life. i am hoping that the tax cuts will benefit my company. we have, through the stimulus bill, been fortunate to hire 20 individuals over the summer and we hope to retain most of those individuals. this bill is making a huge difference to me as a small business, as a mother, as a professional business owner, and to the employees i hire and to the state of maryland.
are inside. >>> comcomedian stephen colbert is in front of hearings today. >>> lindsay lohan will be back in a beverly hills court today, facing the consequences of her recent relapse. the troubled star admitted on twitter to failing a court-mandated drug test. our mike von fremd has been covering the twists and turns. and is joining us now from outside the courthouse. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, juju. lindsay lohan will walk into this courthouse a free woman. but she may be taken out in handcuffs. after spending 13 days in jail and 23 in lockdown rehab, lindsay lohan decided to do some shopping this week. much to the delight of celebrity photographers. she made this trip after confessing on her twitter page to failing a court-ordered drug test. and said, i'm taking responsibility for my actions. and i'm prepared to face the consequences. "us weekly" magazine says, it's talked to witnesses who say they watched lohan compose the mea culpa, while drinking whiskey in a bar and giggling. >> lindsay lohan needs a swift kick in the tush is what she needs. she needs it hard an
. if everybody voted, it would be one thing. >> the pathetic thing is it takes jon stewart and stephen colbert to make a rally. no one seems to get the sen thrifts out there. it takes two tv comics in a sense to have everybody yelling. >> pennsylvania, open seat in pennsylvania, pat tomb many leads democrat joe sestak 49-44. >> five points. that is something. you say democratic pollsters are keeping a poker face right now. looking at these numbers in the blue states, mark, have to be very nervous. >> they're very nervous. their hope remains to spend the money they have. in a lot of races democrats are sitting on money to try to demonized these republicans and limb nate nate them. the message voters want to hear is the one republicans in a disciplined way are peddling. change washington, put a check on barack obama, nancy pelosi and harry reid. >> one place where democrats are happy right now. one place, a place that things could have been so different. >> they could be different. in delaware, democratic chris coons leads republicaning opponent christine o'donnell 55% to 39%. >> look at the nex
theoretically won. >> it's so funny, you a great story in the piece about stephen colbert telling his wife their friend, jon stewart had been chosen to host "the daily show." >> she said, wait a minute, he was the quiet guy in the corner with the beard, not the funny one. what's he doing getting the show? stewart is a very smart guy. there's no magic formula as he says. he's worked hard at his humor, getting booed off stage in all the standard sort of start-up things. he lucked into a niche in some ways, "the daily show" existed before he took over as house. it wasn't nearly as political, as topical. he knew he wanted to give it some weight. but some things that have happened in the real world, many of them not funny, have given him openings. and the polarization of media, cable channels, fox obviously the biggest culprit, has given stewart a middle to both poke fun at and sort of represent in some ways. it's going to be interesting, with this rally he talked about last night, he seeing it as a piece of theater, as another goof on glenn beck and everybody else. whether he can do that and n
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